October 1st, 2016

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 1, 2015


By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on December 1, 2015.

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BLOOD

LUCY BLOOD passed away in Cardston on November 29th, 2015 at the age of 93 years.

A Wake Service will be held at Legacy Funeral Home, Cardston on Wednesday, Dec. 2nd from 6:00 to 9:30 p.m. The Funeral Mass will be held at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Blood Reserve on Wednesday, Dec. 3rd at 11:00 a.m. Interment in the St. Catherine’s Cemetery, Blood Reserve.

Send condolences to: http://www.legacyfuneralhome.ca


LOW, GARY ALLEN

April 19, 1945 – November 24, 2015

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Gary Allen Low of Calgary on November 24, 2015. Gary was born in Cardston, AB on April 19, 1945. He was predeceased by his mother Naida Schmalz, father Dean Low and brother Kevin. He will be missed by his brothers Randy (Barb), Trent, Bill (Jackie), Eugene (Paulette), Joseph; sister Melody (Joe) Benoit; as well as stepbrothers and stepsisters. Gary was well loved and respected by his numerous nieces and nephews. As a youngster he called several places home until Mom and Dad settled in Lethbridge in 1951 where he grew up. He attended Fleetwood Susie Bawden Elementary School, Hamilton Jr. High and L.C.I. until he left to apprentice as a mechanic. He ended up being a truck driver for many years. He started driving truck for his Uncle Devoe and moved on to hauling cattle and then dry goods. He retired in Calgary a few years ago and enjoyed spending his time with friends and family. Gary had a great love for music and had a vast collection of records or CD’s from many genres. He was one of the first people to have an 8 track in his vehicle. He got a reel to reel to back up all his tunes on. Gary was deaf but still loved to have great speakers to listen to his tunes. He introduced his siblings to The Beatles and we played them so much he grew tired of them and in the end hated them. We still love The Beatles and will fondly think of Gary whenever we hear them. Gary also loved fishing and spent many weekends with his brother Randy and brother in law Joe on the boat. He was a proud brother of the 11th St. boys. Gary was a very caring, thoughtful person.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations, in Gary’s name, to your favorite charity. There will be a private family function at a later date. To view and share photos, condolences and stories of Gary, please visit http://www.choicememorial.com.

Arrangements entrusted to the care of Choice Memorial

Cremation & Funeral Services (403) 277-7343


Murray Nelson

1950 – 2015

Murray Nelson of Lethbridge, passed away on Sunday, November 29, 2015 at the age of 65 years.

Funeral arrangements to be announced when completed.

Those who wish may make a donation in memory of Murray to the Kiwanis Music Festival, at The Kiwanis Club of Lethbridge, P.O. Box 125, Lethbridge, AB, T1J 3Y3

Visit http://www.mbfunerals.com to send a private condolence.


REID

1927 – 2015

KATHERINA (KAY) E. REID, passed away peacefully at St. Michael’s Covenant Health Centre, on Wednesday, November 25, 2015 at the age of 88 years.

Kay is survived by her two daughters Linda and Alison, two granddaughters Crystal and Patricia as well as four great-grandchildren; Avery, Evelyn, Zakary and Julia. She was predeceased by her husband, Jim in 1985 and her grandson Brent, in 2005.

At Kay’s request, no formal Funeral Service will be held.

To send a condolence, please visit http://www.cornerstonefuneralhome.com


Pieter Reurink

1940 – 2015

Pieter Reurink, loving husband and best friend of Lorna (nee Mellow), passed away peacefully on November 25, 2015 in Lethbridge, Alberta. He is survived by his sons Shannon (Bernice), Troy (Trina), Kevin (Candace) and Layne and his grandchildren Lane, Sheldon, Austyn, Brant, Niesje, Emma and Ashlyn.

Pete was born December 8, 1940 in Dedemsvaart, Netherlands to Jan and Elizabeth Reurink; the family of 13 immigrated to Canada in February, 1952. Pete married the love of his life Lorna in December, 1972 and lived in the Turin area. It was here Pete built their home with his two hands, raised his family on the farm and taught his sons the value of hard work. He worked on the farm and in local feed mills to support his family.

Special thanks to all the staff of the Renal unit and Palliative unit for the care they provided Pete and Lorna.

A Celebration of Life will be held December 2, 2015 at 1:00pm at the IRON SPRINGS CHRISTIAN REFORMED CHURCH, Iron Springs, AB, with Pastor Frank deBoer officiating.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Lethbridge Hemodialysis unit (c/o Chinook Regional Hospital Foundation), 960 – 19th St. S. Lethbridge, AB, T1J 1W5 or Palliative Care unit in St. Michael’s, 1400 – 9th Ave. S. Lethbridge, AB, T1J 4V5.

Visit http://www.mbfunerals.com to send a private condolence.


VARGO

LOUIS FRANK VARGO passed away in Lethbridge on November 13, 2015 at the age of 57 years. The Funeral Service will be held on Thursday, December 3, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. at CHRISTENSEN SALMON GENERATIONS FUNERAL HOME, 703-13 Street North, Lethbridge, with Rev. Eva Stanley officiating. Interment to follow in the Royal View Memorial Cemetery, Lethbridge.


ZENTNER

It is with profound sadness that we announce the tragic death of FAITH ANN ZENTNER. on Saturday, November 28, 2015 at the age of 51 years.

Faith leaves an incredible legacy that her husband Ralph and their two sons will cherish forever.

She is the loving mother of Chad (Sarah Drost) Zentner, Travis (Kinga) Zentner and a proud grandmother to Emma, Jaxon, Rowynn and Carter.

Faith will be lovingly remembered by Ralph’s family: mother Emilie and siblings-in-law, Mary Lea (Ken) Bassett, Elaine (John) Gill, Estelle (Garry) Lux, Gerard (Maureen) Zentner and Peggy Ann (Brad) Zeran as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

Faith is survived by her parents Alvin and Joanne Oberhammer and three brothers: Laverne (Michelle), Keith and Harold Oberhammer as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

Faith will also be remembered by her adopted families from the Blood Reserve: Fox, Day Chief, Day Rider, Wells, Creighton, White Quills, Crow Shoe, and First Rider families.

Faith was honored to receive her Blackfoot name given by our adopted grandmother Rosie Day Rider (deceased) “Ahkoinimaki” (Holy Pipe Woman).

Our Cornerstone Family will also remember the sparkplug of a boss who had great expectations, had our best interests at heart and had many deep meaningful conversations with all the staff. Faith had a unique ability to gather many good friends that will remember her in their own way.

She was predeceased by her grandparents, Harold and Jesse Fischer and by her father-in-law Edward Zentner.

Faith was born on August 6, 1964 in Red Deer but was raised and educated in Lacombe. After graduating high school she moved to Calgary to enter a career in funeral service. It was at the funeral home where she met Ralph and they were married in 1984. Following the birth of their two children they moved to Lethbridge to take over management of a local funeral home. Faith was very proud to be the first female funeral director in Lethbridge. In 1995 Faith and Ralph opened their own funeral home and were so proud to give back to the communities of Southern Alberta. They celebrated their 20th anniversary on November 5th, 2015 with their “20 Days of Giving Campaign”.

Faith was an incredibly passionate woman who could light up any room she entered. Her inner strength and beauty shined through. Most will remember her incredible smile. She was a force to be reckoned with, soft and pretty, yet tough and gutsy. She leaves a giant void. We will all miss her very much. She has touched so many lives.

Faith was like a flower; dancing with the wind and never gave up her roots. She was sensitive and this is what made her strong. Beyond all, she was beautiful, unique and timely. She loved having our funeral home beautifully decorated, inside and out with flowers and plants. Faith had a true appreciation for flowers so in saying that, they would be gratefully accepted by the family. Donations may also be made in Faith’s name to a charity of your choice.

Funeral arrangements will be announced once completed.

To send a condolence, please visit http://www.cornerstonefuneralhome.com

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